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LuAnn Hagerdorn Garrett abandons hectic city life to return to her home town of Tallagumsa, Alabama, along with her husband and three small children. Her father, Newell, long a leading citizen of Tallagumsa, is now a front-running candidate for governor of the state. LuAnn's newfound serenity is shattered when, very much through her own dogged persistence concerning an old ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published October 31st 1995)
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Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've given _No Defense_ four stars for the promising quality of the writing and the strong first half. Interesting civil rights back story, novel Carter-era setting, believable legal details, approachable characters. And yet I feel I'm being generous. A three and half stars effort gets rounded up.

I was disappointed by the arc of the action and the uneven tumble of the conclusion, which finished all plot points believably but still left me somehow unsatisfied. The protagonist was both engaging an
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I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. After college in Atlanta, I moved to D.C. for law school. I never left D.C., much to my surprise, and, in between raising four children and writing books, I have practiced public interest law and corporate law, I have prosecuted anti-trust and criminal cases, and I have represented several white collar criminal defendants facing politically motivated charges in fe ...more

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